My ex-wife has full custody of both of my daughters (ages 5 and 3) and she recently moved in with her boyfriend and is now threatening to not let me see my youngest daughter. She keeps harassing me and went as far as to tell me "sign over your parental rights" so her boyfriend can adopt her because "he's done more for her than you ever did", which is not true at all. As a father I take offense to what she's been telling me, like a big slap to the face. I get my kids every other weekend and I am up to date with my child support. Is there anything I can do to stop all of this back and forth with her? There's so much I can take and now it's starting to take a toll on me physically and mentally.
Family Law Attorney
Keep detailed notes, and when you really can't stand it any longer consult with a local Family Law attorney. If she disparages you in front of the children, or withholds visitation, you may have grounds for a Petition. However, until it affects your relationship with the kids, you are better off trying to be thick skinned about it.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
Review your final decree, and if applicable, any subsequent modifications to your visitation and custody arrangement. Are there any provisions relating to no overnight adult guests or live-ins when the children are present? Telling you to cave is a mind game, but in itself won't get far with a court, so the advice of thick skin is very appropriate. Denial of visitation or ignoring other aspects of the custody and visitation terms is another matter. Just don't try to make a small molehill into the Catskills. Judges tend to really not like overstated claims.
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